Video: ‘John Wick’ Actor Keanu Reeves Leads Stranded Plane Passengers on Epic Road Trip

Alan Cheung
By Alan Cheung
March 27, 2019Entertainmentshare
Video: ‘John Wick’ Actor Keanu Reeves Leads Stranded Plane Passengers on Epic Road Trip
Actor Keanu Reeves, recipient of the Vanguard Award, attends the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards brought to you by the Coca-Cola Company at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 14, 2016. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Social media users have reposted a video that captures Keanu Reeves going on an epic road trip after an emergency plane landing in Bakersfield, California, reported.

The 54-year-old actor was on a United flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles when the plane made an emergency landing due to a “mechanical indication.”

After landing in Bakersfield, Reeves stepped up to help with the travel arrangements to get everyone to Los Angeles in the most efficient way possible.

He said that it was quicker to drive than to wait for three hours for baggage to get loaded on a plane before flying again.

A-One Taxi sent 10 vans to take all the passengers to Los Angeles, so only a handful of passengers were able to share a ride with Reeves.

Although the ride was supposed to be quicker, the traffic caused serious delays, according to Kern County Airports Director Mark Witsoe.

“So even after they landed they had issues,” Witsoe said, reported.

During the ride, Reeves went on his phone and read through some random facts about Bakersfield to everyone.

“Its population is around 380,000,” he said. “making it the ninth most populous city in California and the 52nd most populous city in the nation.”

Reeves then proceeded to play the sounds of Bakersfield on his phone, a localized genre of country music between the 50s and 70s.

In another video, airport officials called on the owner of Blimpies at Bakersfield airport to open up even though they had closed for the day. They had opened up just for the stranded passengers since they were the only non-automated food service available, EW reported.

Amir Blum, a co-creator and developer for a video game company, believed he had something in common with Reeves.

“That time when your flight out from almost crashes,” Blum said. “And you have to emergency land in a remote airport, but at least Keanu Reeves is having as bad a day as you are.”

Blum then admits Reeves may be having it worse than he is.

“I mean, near death experience followed by fans annoying you for pictures. Doesn’t get much worse,” he said.

According to Witsoe, the United jet that carried Reeves and the other 53 crew and passengers is still parked at Meadows Field undergoing repairs that haven’t been specified, reported.

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